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Middle East: August 2010 Archives

August 26 & 29, 2010 from: Cairo - Lusaka, Zambia - Burundi - New York

Hassan with his band, Rango.

No Strings Attached; a feature documentary on China's very different approach to exploiting the resources of Africa.

Hear the sound of The Last Rango Master. A forbidden instrument is finding a new global following.

Then, Pulitzer prize-winner Tracy Kidder tells a story of triumph over memory of the massacres in Burundi.

And, a quest for relevance in the land of the Pharoahs. Why some Egyptians prefer their glorious past to the unremarkable present.

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August 5 & 8: from Dogon country, Mali - Israel - San Salvador - Postville, Iowa

Recording the mask dance,Tereli, Dogon country, Mali. (Photo/Jaap Croese)

Kicked out of the factories and sent back to their farms: why the crackdown on illegal workers is actually hurting Americans.  

Then, the reverse remittance trap. Salvadorans find themselves sending money to their relatives in the U.S.

How Israel's military culture helps make it the startup-company capital of the world.

And from a high plateau in Mali, a trio of Canadians brings healing hands to people who've never seen medical care.

 

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